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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Perhaps half of us could provide the correct answer and the other half provide the wrong: see if they can tell the difference?

May 01, 2016 09:28 AM
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

I think we need to build a wall and make them pay for it, or something like that.

May 01, 2016 09:18 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Write a Blog titled, "Answers to Questions for Utah Real Estate School Students".   Those students repeat the same 10 or 12 questions over and over, so it would be a short Blog.

     Then, when a question is asked by one of these aspiring Utahns, you could just post a link to the Blog.

May 01, 2016 09:39 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I think that the folks at AR have enough issues to deal with without having to create a new Q&A section, the cut and paste idea is a good one and should be employed.

May 01, 2016 08:45 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am not sure that would help at all. Are they reading the questions and answers? If so there wouldn't be the same question posted on the same page. I think they are being used and being misled by their instructors and it is sad.

May 01, 2016 08:04 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I think our best best is to stop giving them the time of day.  I have answered several questions at length, and I see them repeated over and over again.  We are not here to be instructors.  They are paying for real estate school and their instructors should be doing their job.  



May 01, 2016 12:13 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Oh I don't answering the same questions 14 times (so far this year). I get points, or I can choose to ignore.

I was going to suggest a post with all the questions they ask (A Utah Real Estate School FAQ List) but then I saw Fred Griffin 's excellent suggestion

May 01, 2016 01:36 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

It does seem like an inordinate amount of questions come from students of Utah REAL ESTATE schools.

May 01, 2016 11:25 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers -- parked and reading.

Roger D. Mucci -- I'm taking the fifth -- of Dewar's.

Susan Emo -- I'm keeping my eyes on my Q's and A's.    

Dick Greenberg -- he could answer for a friend.  



May 01, 2016 06:45 PM
Althea Kippes, Esq.
A.T. Kippes, Real Estate Broker - San Francisco, CA
Serving San Francisco to Silicon Valley!

Their assignment requires them to post questions on Activerain and then print out the question and answers and turn it in.  It doesn't require any thought or analysis.  

It is completley rude and unprofessional behavior.

The powers that be at Activerain should not allow students to join, or allow the category of "industry observer" to join.  That will eliminate these stupid questions from being asked over and over again.

I belong to a group similar to Activerain for lawyers, and that group does not let students post or participate because of a similar problem with the repeated posting of stupid questions.

I wish AR would do something about this, but people have complained and nothing is ever done.

May 01, 2016 06:23 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I think they may be ruining it for a lot of others

May 01, 2016 11:11 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

So many fun answers here...I am cracking up

May 01, 2016 10:46 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love the idea. This question should be featured.

May 01, 2016 11:29 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I'm kind of at a loss as to what benefit it is to have the students come here and ask questions that most of us have answers based on our state - how can that possibly help them in Utah?

May 01, 2016 10:29 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

We could do a draft post of the previous answers we've given so it's readily available.


May 01, 2016 10:10 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I am not completely against them. Some questions are well thought out. My only wishes are they include their name, include a photo and readback to make sure no one else has asked it. Lastly the question should be in apositive note such as How can you avoid fraud in real estate INSTEAD of name some fraud you see in real estate. 

May 01, 2016 09:55 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I would like to see some major changes to improve the quality of this section.

May 01, 2016 09:34 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It would reduce pollution.

May 01, 2016 09:19 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I am skipping all the questions without photos these days in an effort to reduce my snarky quotient

May 01, 2016 09:06 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I am happy to share my thoughts and experiences with colleagues in the industry on this platform. BUT, I am not here to work as a substitute instructor for Utah students.

May 01, 2016 08:27 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Oh I like where you're going with this, Mimi Foster! Put them all in one heading and visit it when you want to play teacher. Actually it could be fun occasionally to test myself with saome of their better questions, making it a little refesher course like some CE classes. 

May 01, 2016 07:39 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Mimi. I don't usually answer questions if I am not familiar with the person, so it really doesn't matter to me.

May 01, 2016 06:11 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Mimi Foster - if we have a separate Q&A for UT Real Estate School Students, this question should be featured...lol!

May 01, 2016 02:46 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Sounds like a major headache.

May 01, 2016 01:16 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I like the copy & paste idea. 

May 01, 2016 01:04 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
ZOOM Realty Group - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Works for me!


May 01, 2016 12:40 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Yes... then we could all post a link to that section of Q&A.

May 01, 2016 12:37 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I think the instructor should answer their questions, instead of having all of those students ask the same question.

May 01, 2016 12:12 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I believe in a more serious study group post on Yahoo groups.  AR is not the place. 

These who post on AR asked questions unrelated to licensing or test are just not going to make it.

Did you ever study this way expecting others to provide answers for free?

By Utah law most of us are not qualified to coach or teach as there is a licensing educator catagory with its DRE.  Where are these license educators when students need them?

May 01, 2016 10:32 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Good idea.  Maybe a special category.  Of course, it'll only work if they post to it. 

May 01, 2016 10:21 AM
Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

your onto something.

May 01, 2016 09:07 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Funny but, I was just searching or a link to another question for the most recent Q&A about mortgage fraud...guess from who? The Utah students, OF COURSE! LOL

Sep 03, 2018 09:12 PM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

I wonder how many Utahns quit real estate school because they think all Realtors are snarky

Nov 13, 2017 08:09 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Absolutely NOT!!  I've taken the "Mr. Wonderful" approach.  I answer their questions, but for a 15% royalty on their commissions until I get $150,000 at which point the royalty goes away. 


In reality, I have a text file with my answer that I copy and paste when I'm desperate for the points.


Or... we could PUNK these kids and tell them "find the broker wearing the most gold chains and work for them.  Kind of like ordering a "cement mixer" for people who turn 21 at the bar.

May 02, 2016 08:50 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Perfect.  Two thumbs up for this great idea!

May 02, 2016 04:35 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

or maybe someone could teach those students how to search for the answers on their own...

May 02, 2016 02:38 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

great idea.....GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 02, 2016 02:07 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We just need en mass to refuse to answer their questions. Then they will be forced to do the research we had to do when we studied for our licenses. Too many in our world are looking for instant gratification. Get the knowledge the old fashioned way; STUDY!

May 01, 2016 09:15 PM
Toronto, ON

A good question for Bob Stewart. 

One thing is that the school would need to change their curriculum to let the students know that they have their own section.

May 01, 2016 05:40 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Awesome idea

May 20, 2017 06:19 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Sounds like a great idea. 

May 02, 2016 09:29 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

parked and reading!

May 02, 2016 12:01 AM